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Current President of Brazil

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Jair Bolsonaro: Current President of Brazil
Jair Messias Bolsonaro is a Brazilian politician and retired military officer who has been the 38th president of Brazil since 1 January 2019. He served in the country's Chamber of Deputies, representing the state of Rio de Janeiro, between 1991 and 2018. He was elected president as a member of the conservative Social Liberal Party, before leaving them to found the party Alliance for Brazil.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro denounces mayors over virus lockdowns [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro denounces mayors over virus lockdowns

Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have begun shutting down non-essential business to slow the spread of the virus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:01Published
Sao Paulo enters lockdown, without blasé Bolsonaro [Video]

Sao Paulo enters lockdown, without blasé Bolsonaro

Brazil's most populated city entered a 15-day lockdown on Tuesday, despite President Jair Bolsonaro's blasé response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus, that he describes as "a little flu." Gavino..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published
Brazil's Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Pass 600 [Video]

Brazil's Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Pass 600

Within two days, confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil surpassed 600. President Jair Bolsonaro said the outbreak should peak in three to four months. According to Reuters, Bolsonaro said the country..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Brazilians bang pots and pans to protest Bolsonaro [Video]

Brazilians bang pots and pans to protest Bolsonaro

Brazilians made a ruckus from their apartments Wednesday night (March 18), banging pots and pans in protest against President Jair Bolsonaro for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Gloria Tso..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Said He Tested Negative For The Coronavirus [Video]

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Said He Tested Negative For The Coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he tested negative for the coronavirus. According to Business Insider, there were false reports saying the president tested positive. Bolsonaro said on Twitter:..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Trump Dined With Man Now Quarantined For Testing Positive For Coronavirus [Video]

Trump Dined With Man Now Quarantined For Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Last week, President Donald Trump dined with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his communications secretary. Fabio Wajngarten had posted photos on social media of the meeting at Trump’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

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Brazil's Bolsonaro urges no more coronavirus quarantine, says jobs being lost

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that there can be no more quarantine measures imposed on the country than those already in place to combat coronavirus because jobs are being destroyed..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says no more quarantine measures can be imposed

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that no more coronavirus-fighting quarantine measures can be imposed than those already in place because jobs are being destroyed and the poor are..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro flags democracy threat from coronavirus

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro stepped up his stand-off with state governments on Monday by suggesting that democracy could be at risk if the coronavirus crisis leads to social chaos.
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Bolsonaro aims to expedite cash payments to poorer Brazilians

Brazil's government will expedite cash payments of 600 reais ($117) to poorer citizens struggling during the coronavirus outbreak, once the Senate passes a bill that cleared the lower house, Brazilian..
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Bolsonaro visits market to press need to keep Brazil going during pandemic

President Jair Bolsonaro visited a market area just outside the Brazilian capital on Sunday to press home his case for keeping Latin America's largest economy ticking instead of locking down activities..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro questions coronavirus deaths, says 'sorry, some will die'

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday cast doubt on Sao Paulo's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak and accused the state governor of manipulating the numbers for political ends, without..
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Brazil bars foreigners as Bolsonaro urges end to social distancing

Brazil on Friday barred all non-resident foreigners from entering the country via its airports to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but President Jair Bolsonaro urged Brazilians to return to work..
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Brazil government ad rejects coronavirus lockdowns, saying #BrazilCannotStop

Brazil's federal government launched an advertising campaign against social distancing measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, the latest flashpoint in a battle between President Jair Bolsonaro and..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says coronavirus deadly, but hunger also kills

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday returned to criticizing the lockdowns in major cities across the country, saying that the resulting hunger from the economic fallout could be more deadly..
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Brazil's governors press Bolsonaro for more coronavirus support

Brazil's governors pressed President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday for more federal support in the coronavirus battle after he blasted them as job-killers and undermined their orders with a decree keeping..
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Bolsonaro calls coronavirus lockdown in Brazil's major cities a 'crime'

President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday blasted as criminals the governors and mayors of Brazil's largest states and cities for imposing lockdowns to slow the coronavirus outbreak, drawing fierce..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro wants jobs prioritized in coronavirus fight

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said some governors and mayors were guilty of crimes for organizing coronavirus shutdowns that threaten to "destroy" Brazil's economy, and urged..
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In coronavirus battle, Brazil's Bolsonaro wants jobs prioritized

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday doubled down on his view that state-level shutdowns due to the coronavirus outbreak were likely to cripple the Brazilian economy and raise unemployment,..
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Bolsonaro urges Brazilians back to work, dismisses coronavirus 'hysteria'

As Brazil's largest city went into lockdown, President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday took aim at the "hysteria" over the coronavirus and urged that life must continue and jobs be preserved.
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As Sao Paulo goes into coronavirus lockdown, China offers to help Brazil

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro patched up a diplomatic spat with China on Tuesday in a call with President Xi Jinping, with the two agreeing to fight the spread of coronavirus together, as Brazil's..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro buries hatchet with China's Xi to fight coronavirus

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro laid to rest a diplomatic spat with China in a call with President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, with the two agreeing to work together to fight coronavirus as Brazil's..
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As Bolsonaro flouts warnings, coronavirus spreads in Brazil

Augusto Heleno, a national security advisor to Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, treated Tuesday, March 17 much like any other workday.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro walks back decree to suspend worker pay amid coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was forced on Monday to walk back a decree letting companies suspend pay to workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, following barbs from congressional leaders and..
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Brazilians side with governors over Bolsonaro on virus response: poll

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro appeared to be losing the battle of public opinion in his clash with state governors taking a much tougher line on fighting the coronavirus pandemic than the..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro plays down coronavirus risk as cases top 1,500

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has denied the country's healthcare system will collapse next month, contradicting his own health minister as the number of deaths in the country jumped 39% and..
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Brazil cuts growth, sees coronavirus quickly ravaging health system

Brazil began to process the accelerating horrors of the spread of the new coronavirus on Friday, slashing economic growth outlooks, warning of a healthcare collapse and announcing new measures to fight..
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Brazil calls COVID-19 state of emergency as Bolsonaro approval slips

Brazil declared a state of emergency on Friday, freeing up funds for the federal government to fight the coronavirus pandemic, as President Jair Bolsonaro's popularity declined over his handling of the..
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Brazil coronavirus cases top 600, diplomatic spat with China bubbles

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil surged past 600 on Thursday, more than doubling in two days, as a diplomatic spat over the disease's origins between President Jair Bolsonaro's son and the Chinese..
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Bolsonaro says coronavirus to peak in Brazil in three-four months

The coronavirus outbreak in Brazil is expected to peak in three or four months, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday, adding that the country should then return to normality in seven to eight..
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Coronavirus thumps Brazil, prompting nationwide cries of 'Bolsonaro Out'!

The coronavirus outbreak hammered Brazil on Wednesday, crushing local markets, infecting more members of the country's political elite and prompting loud protests against President Jair Bolsonaro's..
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Loud protests ring out in Brazil over Bolsonaro's coronavirus response

Loud protests rang out across Brazilian cities on Wednesday over the far-right president's handling of the mounting coronavirus crisis, with cries of "Get out Bolsonaro" heard in Sao Paulo, Rio de..
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Brazil's mines & energy minister tests positive for coronavirus - president

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday a second cabinet member, Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque, has tested positive for coronavirus.
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Brazil seeks state of emergency, Bolsonaro's second coronavirus test negative

Brazil will seek authorization for a state of emergency to allow it to scrap fiscal targets and free up funds to combat the coronavirus crisis, the government said on Tuesday, as President Jair..
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Bolsonaro's second COVID-19 test is negative, Brazil seeks to declare state of emergency

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday his second coronavirus test was negative and his government asked Congress to authorize a state of emergency that would allow it to scrap fiscal targets..
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Brazil partially closing Venezuela border, allowing trucks

Brazil will partially close its border with Venezuela starting on Wednesday to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, while allowing trucks with merchandise to continue crossing, President Jair..
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Brazil records first coronavirus death, Bolsonaro awaits new test result

Brazil on Tuesday reported its first confirmed death from the coronavirus outbreak, and tests were underway on four other possible COVID-19 fatalities, as Congress canceled a joint session due to..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro has second coronavirus test, results could be out Tuesday

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday underwent his second coronavirus test, after it has emerged in recent days that he has had contact with a growing number of people now known to have..
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Head of U.S. military's Southern Command tests negative for coronavirus

The head of the U.S. military's Southern Commander, Admiral Craig Faller, has tested negative for the coronavirus, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, saying the test was a precautionary step..
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Brazil to hire more doctors to fight coronavirus, including Cubans

Brazil is set to hire more doctors to fight coronavirus and the drive will include Cuban doctors in Brazil as part of a medical program that was canceled in late 2018 amid a diplomatic spat between..
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Bolsonaro says no legal room to close Brazil borders due to coronavirus

Brazil lacks legislation that would let the government close its borders as some neighboring countries are doing, President Jair Bolsonaro said in a Monday radio interview regarding measures to fight..
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Brazil president takes selfies, cheers demonstrators despite virus warnings

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took selfies with supporters and celebrated their demonstrations in major cities on Sunday, drawing criticism from congressional leaders for encouraging large..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to be tested again for coronavirus: report

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who met with Donald Trump in the United States less than a week ago, will be retested for coronavirus following a negative test on Friday, Brazil's Estado de S.Paulo..
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Coronavirus in Miami: Mayor Francis Suarez Tests Positive

Mayor Francis Suarez was tested after being in close contact with an aide to President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil.
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'Life continues,' says Brazil's Bolsonaro after negative coronavirus test

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who met with President Donald Trump in the United States less than a week ago, has tested negative for coronavirus, a post on his Facebook page said on Friday.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro, who met with Trump last week, tests negative for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who was recently in the United States and met with U.S. President Donald Trump, has tested negative for coronavirus, according to a post on his Facebook page on..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro asks supporters to call off demos due to coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro called on his supporters in an address to the nation on Thursday to suspend rallies they had planned in the country's main cities on Sunday due to the risk of..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to address nation at 8:30 p.m. (2330 GMT): statement

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will address the nation at 8:30 p.m. (2330 GMT) on Thursday, a government statement said, without specifying what it would be about.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro tested for coronavirus, but has no symptoms: son

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has been tested for coronavirus and is awaiting the result, though he is not showing any symptoms of the virus, his son Eduardo wrote on Twitter.
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Brazil communications secretary, who met Trump, has coronavirus, government says

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's communications secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, has been diagnosed with coronavirus following a second confirmatory test, the presidency's communications office said on..
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Brazil's Congress overturns presidential veto on spending bill

Brazil's Congress overturned a presidential veto on Wednesday in an on-going battle over appropriations with President Jair Bolsonaro's government, opening the way for lawmakers to spend an extra 20..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro plays down coronavirus, calls stock market turmoil 'sporadic'

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday played down the coronavirus outbreak, and said that the resulting turmoil in financial markets - Brazilian stocks had their biggest fall on Monday since..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he needs a new surgery

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said in a TV show late on Sunday he will need a new surgery as part of his treatment to recover from being stabbed while campaigning in 2018.
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Trump Welcomes Brazil’s Bolsonaro but Leaves Tariffs on the Table

The president hosted President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil at his Florida estate amid unresolved tension over possible steel and iron levies.
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Trump, Brazil's Bolsonaro to meet on Saturday, White House says

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Florida on Saturday to discuss trade, infrastructure, Venezuela and the Middle East, the White House said in a statement..
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Trump plans to meet with Brazil's Bolsonaro on this weekend in Florida

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he will meet with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Florida this weekend.
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